NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Roundhill
Investments, an ETF sponsor focused on offering innovative thematic
funds, is pleased to announce that META — the Roundhill
Ball Metaverse ETF — surpassed $500
million in assets under management this week. META crossed
this milestone just two weeks after reaching $250 million. On Monday, Roundhill and Ball
Metaverse Research Partners rang the closing bell at the New York
Stock Exchange commemorating META's successful launch.
Interest in the metaverse has surged in recent months. In 2021,
there have been 160 SEC filings mentioning "metaverse" compared to
just seven in 2020 and one in 2018. Additionally, from October 29 through November 5, there were 13,738
stories on Bloomberg Terminal referencing the metaverse. In the
last few weeks, companies as diverse as Nvidia and Disney have
begun to articulate their Metaverse strategies to investors and
partners. Most famously, Facebook changed its name to Meta as they
transition from a social media company to that of a metaverse
"Attention and investment in the Metaverse reflects the
growing belief that it represents a transformation as significant
as, if not larger than, that of the advent and proliferation of
mobile internet and computing. The Metaverse is not yet here, but
it has started to emerge and we believe trillions of dollars of
value will change hands and be created globally." - said
Matthew Ball, Founder of Ball
Metaverse Research Partners.
The Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF ("META ETF") is designed to
offer investors exposure to the metaverse by providing investment
results that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, to the
performance of the Ball Metaverse Index ("BALL META Index"). The
Index is managed by Ball Metaverse Research Partners, an indexing
and research firm led by Matthew
Ball, a pioneering investor, advisor and researcher of the
metaverse. The "Metaverse" is defined as a successor to the current
internet that will be interoperable, persistent, synchronous, open
to unlimited participants with a fully functioning economy, and an
experience that spans the virtual and 'real' world.
Top holdings of META ETF include (as of November 16, 2021): Nvidia (9.7% weight), Roblox
(9.0% weight), Microsoft (6.9% weight), Unity Software (6.1%
weight), and Meta Platforms Inc. (5.8% weight).
Ball Metaverse Research Partners' Expert Council is comprised of
executives from Nvidia, Amazon's AWS and Prime Video, Match Group,
Valve, Square Enix, The New York Times,
Take-Two's Grand Theft Auto, Spotify, and Andreessen Horowitz, and
To learn more about META and view a full list of holdings,
please visit https://www.roundhillinvestments.com/etf/meta/.
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sponsor focused on thematic and sector-specific investing. We
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Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.
Metaverse Companies and other companies that rely heavily on
technology are particularly vulnerable to research and development
costs, substantial capital requirements, product and services
obsolescence, government regulation, and domestic and international
competition, including competition from foreign competitors with
lower production costs. Stocks of such companies, especially
smaller, less-seasoned companies, may be more volatile than the
overall market. Metaverse Companies may face dramatic and
unpredictable changes in growth rates. Metaverse Companies may be
targets of hacking and theft of proprietary or consumer information
or disruptions in service, which could have a material adverse
effect on their businesses. Fund investments will be concentrated
in an industry or group of industries, and the value of Fund shares
may rise and fall more than more diversified funds.
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commissions will reduce returns.
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Funds are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC which is not
affiliated with Roundhill Financial Inc, U.S. Bank or any of their
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